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PERSONAL. Mrs. Llovd George, who has been suffering irom a cold and partial loss of voice, is now better. Her reception to the old Aberystwyth *Coll«ee students at N. 10, Downing-street, has been postponed to December 13th, as she is accompanying the Premier to Manchester on December 6th. Major David Dttftes, M.P. is in Brussels uttemding a coivffrence. in corineerion with the League of anions. Mr. Emry W11liams. solicitor, Aberystwyth, is progressing favourably after his recent serious il'ness and is now able to leave his room.
} PENRHYNCOCH. "WEDDING.—A prefity wedding was solem- nised at Bethel, Aberystwyth, on Friday morning between Mr William Henry Jenkins, A.T.S.C., Sunny Side, Peni-hyncocli, and Mips Annie JeJtfcins. Bow Street. The bride was Ilivenaway by her father. Mr Tommy Jon- kins (brother of bridegroom) was best man, and Miss E. Jenkins (sister of bride) brides- maid. The Rev. O. E. Williams, pastor of j Horeb, PenrlTvnccch, oOiciated, in the presence] of Mr. J. J. Hughes, registrar. Tho wedding breakfast was prepared at FoUowes' Restaur- 'ant, after which the happy coup o left for their now home, RECEPTION CONCERT. — On Wednesday -w&ek a reception concert was given at Horob to William H. Evans, a returned soldier. Mr Evans served in Itufe. Mesopotamia, and .-Salonika. He has visited othor theatres of war. Everyone was pleased to sec him look- ing so well after his many hardships. Tho t- chair was taken by tho m nister (the Rev. O. E. Williams). All the local amateurs took part by giving solos and recitations. A cheaue was presented to the returned soldier by Mrs Elizabeth Evans, CeFnllwyd, on behalf of the Committee, and was acknowledged in a short and effective speech
RHEIDOL VALLEY. ^.TMGING. —Masfer Ivor Evans, Gw4 Villas, at Folinfoel Eisteddfod, -on Saturday, won first prize, and at Pontardulais, out of 16 iccmpntitors agaiTn took first prise. The prize winner, who is one of tho best boy solo- ists in S~>uflh> Wales, is not 16 years of age. He is a native of Rheidol Valley, beinjr the youngest, sen of Mr Evan and Elizabeth Evans (bite of Blaonddol) but now residing at Cross Hands. He is the proud possessor of over 100 prizes, •jncladRng 18 open champion prizar. and medals. TIe has becfn of great service at Cross Hands- and District Reception Conceits. CONTRACT.—Mr D. O. Owen, Tvpoeth, secured, out of a. largo number of tenders, the -i1. for tho renovation of tho hotel at P'orte-d. Ff "•* TTUNTING.—Farmers during the past wo tried to catch foxes which are trcvS'e*. me in the neighbourhood, but without suc^r. It is stated thrvt thore has been ob- no fewer than seven foxes between ( Capr->1 Pangor and Rheidol Faita.
RURAL COUNCIL. MORE DELAY AT PENNAL. The Rural Council met at the Police Station on Wednesday, present, Messrs. M. E. Francis, chairman, John Parry, Richard Jones, Richard Jones (Ynyshir), John Edwards, Edward tlugiios, L. R. Williams, David Evans, Lewis Lewis. A vote of sympathy was passed with Mr W. P. Rowlands, clerk, who is indisposed and unable to attend. A report was received from the Housing Commissioner on the examination of the pro- posed housing sites. The following sites were .pproved of and the Council authorised to buy —Wynnstav, 4 houses; Llan, Llanb14ynmair, 2 houses Panegoes, 4 houses; and Llanwrin, 3 houses. The total number of houses was 13. The sites which had not been approved were in Pandyrhiwsaeson, L'anbryn. mail-, 2 houses, and Commaes, 4 houses. Tho report was adopted. Dr. A. O. Davies, medical officer, applied for an increase of salary.—The application was referred to the next meeting, and it was sug- gested that Dr. Davies should send in a monthly report. The Surveyor reported having ditributed bills inviting tenders for the weekly clearing of refuse from Pesinal village.—The Clerk said no tonders had been received.—The Surveyor said he had one offer of 30s. per week, but he considered it very high and suggested that the salary paid to the scavengers in Oorris and Llwyngwril should be ascertained.—The mat- ter was left for the Surveyor to ascertain whajj was paid in Corris and Llwyngwril.
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CAP FOR CHRISTMAS. Don't use good brown for your I Christmas packing of small cheap articles. I have between 100 and 200 reams of cap white lemon blue or nature at very easy prices. May I sample you? If it must be brown there is not a, paper on sale to beat my Kraft at 39s. a. ream, 29 x 45; immediate "delivery. It. READ, Editor-Manager. 1
A League of Celtic Nations
A League of Celtic Nations CYMRIC CELTS. That the consanguinity of ancient races, formerly kinsmen, but now living hundreds •of miles apart, speaking utterly different- lan- guages, and for many ages jiving under strangely different conditions of environment., is apt; especially under distressful circum- stances, to assert itself by despairing appeals for sympathetic help from those long for- gotten blood relations living under happier conditions, is recently exemplified in -an in- terview betwecn a Cymric Celt at Teschen and representatives of Cimric Celts, or Czecho- Slovakians of Bohemia and the mountainous district focussed round Teschen and Prague, To many of us the place-name Teschen was practically unknown until our own Prime Minister, on his return from the peace con- ference a Versailles, called attention to its importance, but Prague offers a stranger sight: that of a busy centre of industry in the golden light of a Dmiubian summer's evening, peering through dens" wis of factory smoke. The lassitude enger- the journey through a Germany irently furtive semi-despairing inhabi tx: was speedily dispelled on encountering thetJnguine virile representatives of Czecho-Slovakia of Teschen and Prague, whose friendly overtures became almost embarassing to naturally retiring Cymric Celt, speaking and thinking in the vernacular -as he did, of the lowland Celts who according to Bertrand, radiated from a "Danubian centre circa 1,200 B.C. In 1915, the Czecho, having to make up their minds where they stood in the great' world conflict, at once openly challenged the power botli of Vienna and Rome and commenced to cele- brate the occasion by building a vast city hall ag a magnificent monument in memory of the -quincentenary of the martyrdom of John Huss. By this they proclaimed their faith and at the same time made their historic choice. Napoleon has said The master of Bohemia is. master of Europe," and Europe's desfcinies t must be very closely bound up with the land dreamily passive East and the activities ■of the West meet and mingle. The hopes of r these Czecho-Slovakian-Cimric-Ceitfi at the pre- sent time appear to be built On a future ad- mission into the scjlect circle of the Entente as the leading power in a semi-circle of small nations of racial affinities, a solid phalanx of self-contained allied nationalities which will "keep the world's peace. It is inspiring to hear the regard and smouldering affection which this Utopian new state hag for the older one of Great Britain, including as it does so prominent a proportion of Cymric Celts. If j asked to prove their comganpuinity, you are referred to the pages of history—to "good King Wenceslas" of our Eng'isli calol: flo the "blind King John," whose death at. Crecy brought tears to the eyes of Edward III. and -whose ostrich feathers, assumed by the Black Prince, appeared on the British coinage, of the period and still fortn the crest of our present Prince: to good Queen Anne, daughter of Bohemia's great Charley IV., who married our Richard II.; and to Elizabeth, the white queen," daughter of our James 1., ¡e dearly beloved wife of Bohemia's last King, Frederick. Prince Palatine. They remembe- the the British parliament gave them in lSi8, and with tears remind you that on August 8th, 1918, Great Britain was the first power to recognise ia Czecho-Slovakia a free and independent •nation. Finally, from a merely commercial point of view, what is wanted as a first instalment of assistance is a few thousands of railway wag- gons, 800 a month only being the Czecho production; transport and coal urgent re- quired. forty rer cent. ôfil-heit coal now go- ing to Austria. But. primarily, credits are greatly necessary for tihe textile industry and for raw materials a sum of £30,0,00,000 is men- tioned as a beginning: but were it not for our sugar, the backbone of our economic life. we might as well give up .the pTioat." are only 100,000 nnemnloyod out of a itotal population of 13.QOO;0DO. The Cymric Celt had heard rmougli to satisfy him that here "tV88 a new republic certainly meriting all the help, sympathy, and knowledge that can be afforded, and sorrowfully said goodbye to his Cimric long-lost-blood relations. (T).
"i BERTH. HEDGING.—Mr. Morgan Jonf, Bryncipill, has been appointed instructor in hedging and ditching under tile Agricultural Education Committee, and is holding classes in New- castle Emlyta district. The service of Mr. Jones should prove useful, as lie has special- in this work, and is a winner of several prizes. DEATH AND FUNERAL—The death took place suddenly in London of Mr John Lewis, eldest, son of Mr. Thomas Lewis, Penrheol Cottage, who had been for several years in business in London. He will be missed by a largo number of friends. His remains were brought by rail to Tregaron and were interred ■at Llanbadarn Odwyn Graveyard on Tuesday, Rev. T. R. Davies, vicar, officiated. The federal was largely attended. The coffin was covered witJl floral tributes, which testified £ o the place the deceased had in the hearts of his friends. The chief mourners were Mr Thomas Lewis (father); Mrs Davies (sister); Mr William Lewis, Mr. David Lewis, and Mr Tom Lewis, (brothers); and Miss Martha, Jane LeWfe~tsister). Mrs. Evans, Ynysybwl (sister) was unable to a'ttend owing to illness. Great sympathy is felt with the family in their bereavement, especially the aged father, who only a few months ago was notified of the death of his youngest son in ItaJy, when on bis way home from Egyr>t.
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BOARD OF CUAR2IANS> The Guardians met on Wednesday, present, Mr Edward Hughes, chairman; Mrs Mary Thomas, Messrs. David Evansi M. E. Francis, John Parry, John Evans, 'J Edward Jones, John Edwards, RMiard Jones, L. R. Williams, Mr Owen G. Jones (assistant clerk), William Jones and Ivor Jones (re'iev- ing officers). A vote of sympathy w passed with the' Clerk in his recent illness. The Assistant Clerk said Mr Rowlands, the clerk, had been taken ill and (had u'na.tjla to visit the Ministry of Health to omsidci} the sale of the Workhouse with Mr D. W. Evans, of the Welsh National Memorial. Mr Evans had been in- formed and also the Ministry of Health. A telegram was received later from Mr Evan3 stating that the question of the purchase of the Workhouse was at, present impossibTe.—A reply wits received frcm Mr. David Davies, M.P., in reply to the Guardians' resolution with regard to an increase in iilie allowance of pauper lunatics, and that the Government should supply increased grants in order to facilitate it. Mr Daviefs said a prima facie case had been ma out by the Guardians, but the necessary legislation could not be undertaken at the present time. It was de- cided to grant 2s. extra Christmas relief to adults and Is. to children. A resolution from Builth Union protesting to the Government against the tncrdased prices of meat and suggesting that stcck graders should be dispensed with, was left cn the table. The qunstion of dispensing with the Work- house was further discussed and it was sug- gested that if a further rtiply was received from lihc Memorial Association, the Clerk should, call a special meeting of the Board.— Mr John Edwards said the building should be sold if possible.—Mrs. Mary Thomas said the public feeling in Machynlleth was against sel- ling the building. — Mr John Evans said the feeling dthe Machynlleth inhabitants should not bias the Guardians' decisions. The build- ing did not belong to Ma-chynMeth but to the whole district.—A letter was read from the Ministry of Health stating- that it would be more suitable if the Guardians let the Work- house instead of seliuig as the purchase money WOttld go to the common fund of the Union and it would be necessary to have the approval of the Minister of Health as to its disposal.— Mr M. E. Francis said tho large majority1 of the Guardians were in favour of selling the building.—Mr Rowlands, the clerk, Suggested investing the puro'iase money if the building wis to each district, according to the rateable value. — Mr. M. E. Francis proposed and Mr David Evans socondedf, that the Otiairman and Clerk should draw out a letter to the Ministry expressing the views of the Guardians on the matter.
TREGARON PERSONAL.—Miss H. J. Davies, Corner has obtained a porct as assistant mis- tress at Keaifia" Hill Sdbools and commenced duties on Monday. Miss Davies had a- success- ful careor at Tregaron County SohojJ and later was employed at the; Council School I wlocrc h>; was popul-.il-. Hrr departure is regretted by narents and pupls, and all friends wish her well. DEMOBILISED.—Among the latest demob- ilised soldiers to arrive home are Mr William Jones, Brynglas House, and Mr Hughie Ed. wards, Cross House. MART. Die monthly mart was conducted on Tuesday by Messrs. D. L. Jones and Sons. Good quality stock was exhibited'. Twenty- one cattle and a largo number of sheep were graded and a'Jocasted. Ö FREEHOLD PROPERTY.—Messrs. Llovd and Herbert offered for sale at the Talbot Hotel on Tuesday, the freehold dwelling house known as Caron House, the property of Mr Evan Morgan. Bidding started at £600 and the property was sold at £825 to Mr David Evans, butcher, Castle Houso. Messrs. Smith, Davies and Co., were the solicitors. THE BOG.—1The work on the Bog is proceed- ing vigorously. Upward of 50 workmen are employed and theru prospects of further dove'opments. The one drawback both at 'Trqgaron and Bont is the urge«nti need for suitable dwelling houses. The need is keenly felt and yet 'the local authority is slumberinsr. OMISSION.—Tha same of Mr E. S. Lloyd, Old Abbey Farm. was inadvertently emitted ] in the list of those presant at last week's Board .of Guardians. Mr Lloyd as seen in the report was responsible for several propositions. LITERARY SOCIETY.-The Literary Society met on Friday evening at the National School- room, under the presidency of Mr John Lloyd County School. Professor Harries, S.D.C., Lampeter, delivered an interesting address on "Esperfmto." The lecturer was introduced in a happy manner by the President, and the address was much appreciated. The Rev. D. Jones, B.A., vicar, and Mr. S. M. Powell, M.A., also spoke. MONTHLY MARKET.—December monthly markat was held on Tuesday. There was a largo attendance and much business was transacted. The supply of store cattle was good and the prices realised were higher than at the previous market. Several truckloads were sent away. Smaitl pigs sold at better prices and the demand was good. WEDDING.—A pretty1 wedding took place at the Registry Office on Friday in tlia presence of Mr Peter Williams, registrar, be- tween Mr. David Evans, l/iwyngefis, Bcrrth and Miss M. J. Reos, Meadow Villa, Treg-aron. The bride, who was neatly attired, was given away by Mr Thomas Rees (father). The best ma.n was Mr Griffith Evans (brother of bridegroom). The bridesmaids wertj kiss Hannah Rees, Meadow 'Villa., and Miss Lizzie Evans, Llwyn- gefis. Mr and Mrs William" Davies. Gwar- dryseol, were also present. The breakfast was partaken of at Meadow Yilloi, the guests in- cluding Mrs Evans, Red Lion: Miss L'ovd, Brynblodau, Llangybi; Mrs Edwards, of Dinas Terrace, Aberystwyth; Mr Dan Evans and Mr Jack Evans, Llwyngefis. The palfty left later for Aberystwyth. Both have been the rccip- iants of valuable presents. FOOD CONTROL. The Committee met on Tuesday, present, Mr. D. Thomas, Tregaron*, presiding; Mrs Rees. Bont; Mrs Davies, Blaenpenal; Messrs E. Evans, Lledrod: J. Evans, Llanddewi Drefi; S. Edwards, Ysbytty; D. Evans, Bettws: D. Jenkins, Bent; J. Lodwick, Nantcwnlle; Thos. Edwards, Swyddflynon, ajid Miss Davies. executive officer. Tha question of fixing cmttnl prices on rab- bits was discussed.—Mr D. Jenkins proposed that prices should not bo fixed as fixed prices would not benefit the district in any way. Scarcely any complaints were made respecting rabfiit sales.—"Mr. Thomas Edwards seconded a proposition to tha.t effect.—Au amendment to fix prices was defeated by a majority of votes. The Officer road a list, of control prices of foreign meat.—Tho Chairman suggested that as no foreign meat was received in the dis- trict the order, aid not aJIect it.—The Officer, in reply, to Mr. Thomas Edwards, said the con tool prictt of geese was Is. 8d. per pound. That was the maximum price and any in- fringement would be liable to legal proceed, ings.—The Chairman explained that the Is. 8d. per pound did not preverat sellers from selling fIt a 'c-we;- price. When the supply at markd-s exceeded the demand the price could ba re- duced as was the case with all products. -a:¡.
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I Football. ABERYSTWYTH CELTS v. BARMOUTH JUNIORS. The Aberystwyth Celts journeyed to Bar- mouth on Saturday where they phtyed ijhe Barmouth junior team. The field was poor being covered with sand and the Barmouth team were much heavier than the visitors. Weight told from tihe start and before half- Vane the homesters' were ahead by five goa's. HALF-TIME, Barmouth 5 Aberystwyth 0 Upon resumption of play the visitors be- gan to press, but the Barmouth goalie was on his mettle and the visitors' attacks were con- tinually frustrated by the home backs. The visitors' defence was also excellent during the seoond half of 'the game but the homesters by sheer weight pressed forward and scored. Soon afterwards they were awarded a penalty kick which was taken by Evan Jones who scored. FUUrTIME. Barmouth ? Aberystwyth 0 The Aberystiwyth, team are to be congratu- lated on Hiheir play as it was impossible for them to wm against the heavy team placed before them. Aaron Thomas, the Aberystwyth loft.half, distinguished himseH by his emet, lontplay and Kendall and D. Griffiths, the Aberystwyth backs, played an excellent game. .ABERYSTWYTH LIBERAL 'CLUB AND Y.M.C.A. On Saturdav the first round of the Junior League was played On Smithfield Ground be- tween Y.M.C.A. "Reds" and the Libera! Ciub. The Club unfortunately had nine men only and had to play with one full back and without an outside left. The teams were :—Liberal Club: Goal, John Arthur Hughcs; full back, Albert Burbeck; halves, T. Evans, Albert Davies and Williams; forwards, J. Lewis, T. Jones, B. Morris, and J. E. Griffiths. Y.M.C.A. Reds: r Goal, R. J. Davies; backs, D. Davies and P. George; halves Evan R. Davies, C. Wilks, and W. J. Davies; forwards, Arthur Hughes, Lloyd, Harry Worthington, J. Hughes, and Albert ■Chamberlain. Both teams wore unfortunate. The Liberal Club was handicapped by the in- sufficiency of players and the Reds by the Club having to play the one back game, the.. Red's forwards were continually getting off- side. During the first half ifc was more Or less mid-field play, both teams keeping their ground. During exciting play, however, round the Reds' goal, one of the men handled the ball and a penalty was awarded to the Club from which J. E. Griffiths scored, thus making the first goal for the Club. This put life into the Reds' forwards who began pressing with renewed vigour; but were apt to forget the offside rue when playing with one back. There were about ten minutes to go before the whistle for half.timei and the Reds did their utmost to equalise; but luck was not with them The Club forwards got on the move and started bombarding the Reds' goal. One of the for- wards sent a beautiful drive into the mouth of goal; but Davies was there and fistied the ball out. It was, however, sent back into the net by B. Morris before Davies could regain his position. Half-time score was— Liberal C ub 2 goals. Y.M.C.A. Reds Nil. After resumption of play, the Club forwards kept their opponents' goalie busy. Jones, the Club inside right, sent a nice shot in the mouth of the goal, but Davies jumped and caught it in his hands, but it bounced out of his grip and Griffiths, the Club inside left, added the third goal for the Club. This score put spurt in the Reds' forwards. They kept shooting at their opponents* goal and the Club goalie had a hot time Of it. However, < just as the Reds were playing around the Club goal, a free kick was awarded tnem. Worth- ington took it and scored. It was a fast shot. and the Club goalie had no chance of stopping it, though he made a good attempt. Hughes, the Reds' outside left, had the ball, beat his opposing back and passed to Lloyd, his inside man, who was immediately attacked by Davies, Davies, on failing to get the ball, tried to push his opponent off it and the referee awarded a penalty to the Reds. Worthington again took the shot, but this time shot clean into the hands of the goalie. For some time afterwards there was a considerable amount of mid-field play. The Reds, seeing the score going against them, made desperate attempts to score. Worthington had the ball and outplayed many of his opponents, and just as Burbeck was about to attack sent a pass over to Lloyd. Burbeck rushed for the man instead of the ball which resulted in another penalty for Reds, from which W. J. Davies scored. There was not much time left and both teams tried hard to score. When the whistle went, the final score; was:— Liberal Club 3 goals. Y.M.C.A. Reds 2 goals. Mr. T W. Rees was referee. WELSH AMATEUR CUP 0Way). __0 MACHYNLLETH V. BARMOUTH. These teams having drawn one each it Barmouth in the first round of the Welsh Amateur Cup, the replay match was played at Machynlletth on Saturday. The afternoon was ideal for football and there was a record gato. Both teams played their best available men. Barmouth from the. kck-off made tracks for the home goal and Willie Owen had hard lines k wit:h a good shot. The home forwards tried their\ best to get through, but were soon sent back, and the visiting forwards were putting in good combination. From a centre by T. G. Davies, John R. Davies scored for Bar- mouth. Inspired by that success, the visitors were having the best of matters, though Arnold Yaughan and Jones were defending finely for the homesters. Charlie Davies and Edwards were prominent on the left wing. b1it. G. T. Davies and Aspinall broke up their combination timer after time. One of the Machynlleth halves wa.s warned by the referee for fouling Owen. Humphreys delighted the spectators on several occasions with nea;t com- bination on the right wing, and the homo goalkeeper had a trying t,me. Hands close to the Barmouth goal looked dangerous; but Humphrey's saved grandly at a critical moment. The visiters were now having the best of mattes and werre awarded two corner kicks, R. H. Roberts only missing scoring by a few inches. Shortly afterwards Charlie Bradier scored No. 2 for Barmouth. Tho homo forwards did their best to get through, but were mect by a stubborn defencei—Llew Davies, Lewis Williams and Jack Jones clear-; ing finely. At half-time the score was:— I Barmouth, 2; Machynlleth, 0. The second half opened with the homesters trying hard to reduce the lead; but Hum- phrevs, in goal, oould noh be beaten, and brought off marvellous saves. Barmouth for- wards continued to be a source of trouble to the home defence, but Lumley saved time after time. Both sides were now playing most strenuously, Hughes and Humphrey the right wing, were prominent with good work. but their final efforts lacked support by the home centreformdrd. During the last quarter of an hour the homesters pressed and endeavoured to reduce tha score but could 9
PTE. FRANK DBEWERY, Motor Transport, A.S.C. Son-in-law of Mrs Tiegoning, Glan&fan, Llan. afan, Crosswood, saw active service iffl Meso. pctamia, 1916—1919; Basra, Baghdad^—a member of the expedition to Baku, Persia, Caucasia, and South Russia., roceitly demobilised,
DEVIL'S BRtDCE HEATING.—A meeting of St. Iago's sides, men was held on Friday to consider the beat- ing of the church. Thare were present the Rev. S. Harries-Lewis, chairman; Messrs William Da, Dolau; Edward Hopkins. Samuel Gwilym, Rheidol View, and E. C. Jones.
MYNYDD BACH. GRANT.&wnan D. J. Davies, Ty Capel, Salem, is taking advantage of tJhe Govern mant grant to ex-service men to enable them to pursue a course of studies at Aberystwyth College.
:À LAMPETER. DEATH.—We regret to chronicle the death of Mr Daii Davies, houso furnisher, Bridge, street. The deceased was a native of Capel Bettws, near Llangoitho, and came to Lam- peter, about 50 yeasr, ago. He had been ail- mo- for some time. He leaves behind to mourn taeir loss a widow, two sons, and cue daughter. Suc-Eft MATCH.—At Lampeter on Wed. nesday 3rd Decronber. The St. David's College team met the U.-C.W., Aberystwyth. The matnh was exciting from start to finish, and a very good game was witnessed. The result was a draw, 2 goals each. SALE.—Messrs D. 1. Rees a.nd Williams, held a sale at the Royal Oak, on Tuesday. The freehold dweiiTng house, garden and promises, Greenfield, situate in Bryn-road, was sold to Mr. J. A. Llcyd, accountant, for £ t00. The leasehold dwelling house and prem- ises Clareston (47 years unexpired) situate in Bridge .street was sold 10 Mr. Thomas Thomas, Boro° Stores for £ 600. The freehold house and garden Rhyl situate in New-street was with- drawn at £475. Mr. J. Emrys Jones was solicitor for the vendors. WEDDING.—The marriage took pleice at goair Chapel, on Wednesday of Mr. J. Morgan Jont^y Blaenpant House, to Miss Hannah Davies, Tyrhos, Drovers-road. SESSIONS.—On Friday before Col. Tewes (in the chair) Walter Davies, J. W. Davies, D. G. Munro Hughes and David Thomas, Esqrs.—Mr. Dwid Thomas took the oath ] and his seat a» a Justice in virtue of his Qffice of mayor.—-The licence of the Vale of Teify Inn, Llanybyfher, was transferred from Mrs Hannah Jones úi Mr. Evan Evans.—An extension of time was granted to the publi- cans for the Christmas Market. I CONCERT.—Music still appeals to a 4tgo _propc,r, proportion of the Welsh p:i»ltc and in view of the p esent apparent tendency to materialism it is a healthy sign. The meatibers of Soar Chapel, Lampetrr, deserve praise' for the ex- cellent programme of music supplied- at their concert on Wednesday. The arrii*igements were excellent and the singing of the artistes delighted a critical and appreciative audience. Miss Jones, of Aberystwyth, represented Miss ■Williams, A.T.C.L., who was unable to attefld owing to indisposition. The chairman was the Mayor of Lampoter (Councillor David Thomas) tuid the Mayoress (Miss Cissie James) was the accompanist. The hon. secretary was Mr Tim. otliy Richards, Ardwyn, who has always taken tho keenest interest in the Musical Society. Mr Charles Evans, J.P., Mart Lane Stores, wns treasurer. The artistes were Miss Jones, A.T.C.L., Aberystwyth; Miss Lottie Davies, Trealaw; Miss Eunice Davies, Lampeter; Miss E. Gertrude Evans, Lampeter; Mr Oswald Brenton, S.D.C., and Mr Johnnie Evans, Lam- petw. An organ recital was given by Mr If or Davies, S.D.C., and selections on the harp were given by Miss Murial Jones, Merthyr. JUMBLE SALE. On Wednesday, at the Lower Schoolroom, a successful sale was organ- ised by the Distriut Nurse Committee, of which Mrs T. PI. R. Hughes, M.F.H., of Nau- add Fawr, is the president, and liiss Daisy Thomas, Buckingham Place, hon. secretary. Over 235 was realised. CLERICAL.—The Kev. Percy Symonds, an old student of Lampeter College, has been presented by Lord Plymouth to the rectory of So. Augustine, Penarth. During the war MrSymonds served as chaplain in the army, j
RAM. I LECTURE.—On Thumony, November 27th, Mr Llew Evans, the Carmartbenshire County Council Agricultural lecturer, dealt with the question of green crops. He said that the moist climate of these parts was eminently suitable to the growth of swedes and potatoes. With regard to potatoes he said that seed should be changed every year and advocated the use of Scotch seed as being the best to resist diseases. Mr Lloyd Jones, Coedmore, was in the chair. WAR MEMORIAL.—A committee meeting of tho Parish Soldiers and Sailors Fund Com- mittee was hold at Coedmore School on Thursd'ay, the Rev. James, vicar, presiding. 3'. was decided to convene a parish meeting for next Tuc-.dayrto decide finally about a war manorial. DEBATING SOCKETY.—The membdrs met at Shiloh Vestry Room, Lampeter, on Friday, for an inter-debate between Ram Debating Society and Shiloh Literary and Debating So- ciety, the Rev. W. L. Davies, C.M., presiding. The propesition put forward by Shiloh viis "That the Government is deserving of sup- port." Mr. Arthur Edwards (Shiloh) opened with an eloquent appeal to the house and especially to the newiy-enfranchised women members. He maintained that the Govern- I ment had fulfilled S's pledges; that a Coalition ) is by far the best system; and that under the j party system much valuable time is lost in I fruit'ess opposition. There is no room for pri. vate opinbon in any party. Mr Sam Davies (Ram) opposed on the grounds that there was no necessity for the I:it.Q general election. A war-weary country returned the present Gov- ernment in gratitudo for the end of tho war. The country is in the same position as before the war, and the sacrifice does not seem to I have borne fruit. Tho Prime Minister had failed in his promises. Ho might, possibly have been nourished on the spirit of Wales in his youthful days, but now Mr Lloyd George I wa: being fed -out of the feeding Wt7e of tha Northcliffe press. The present foreign policy was a failure. Mr Lloyd Jones (Shiloh) said the Government had only been nine months in power and during that time had shown it. j s^lf prompt and comprehensive in action. Mr Ben. T. Lewis (Ram) said the Government was wasteful acid shoi<sighted. It bargains in a strke and maintains and broedfc a swarm of officials who feed on the land like locusts. Professor Tyrrell Green (Ram) pointed out how the British nation had risen to the occa- iDn, and it had the foe at last at its meroy, ut politicians stepped in and robbed the sold. ier of his victory. The Government had been ri,btly accused of wastefulness, bungling and profiteering. Several other -members spoko, tho debate lagtrng about three hours. The J tellers, Mr Ernest Davies (Ram) and Mr Lloyd ) Jonte (Shiloh) announced that the proposition was carried by five votes.
-----!THE CHRISTMAS "STRAND."
THE CHRISTMAS "STRAND." With a list of contributors including A. Conan Doyle, P. G. Wodehouse, Ethel M. Dell, F. Britten Austin, F. Anstey, "Sapper," George Robey, and Chalrlcs Garvice, and with no less than fortoy pages printed in colour, the Christmas "Strand" makes an imposing show. The number contains nearly thirty stories and articles, amongst the most not- able being "The Law of the Ghost," the n-af of a new series by A. Conan Boyle, which should be missed by no reader, whether a Spiritualist or not; Luck and Skill in Games"—a Symposium of Experts; "How It Feels to Fly to Paris." Among the contri- butors of short stories special reference must be made to P. G Wodehouse, who has a de- lightfully-humollous \story entitled" The Spring Frock," which will appeal alike to men and women. Full particulars are afso given of a new competition for short story writers, the first prize being EM.
Ancient Aberystwyth. INTERESTING LECTURE. The inaugural lecture under the auspices of the newly formed West Wales Geographical Society was held at the Aberystwyth College Examination Hall on Monday night, when I Professor Marshall presided over a good attendance of students and residents of the I town. The Chairman, in introducing Professor H. J. Fleure, said they were ail glad that the Professor had been elected president of tne Co.lege Geographical Society, as no man was more worthy of the honour. He had done pioneer work in Wales and in other parts of Britain as well. It was very desirable to have such a Society in order to make people interested in their own neighbourhood, and the Lecturer in selecting "Our Neighbourhood" had selected a worthy subject for the opening lecture. Professor Fleure said thixt for a number of years an attempt had been made by a number of peiisons to use geography as an instru- ment for education. During the past five years the wcr.d had seen much suffering more or less through ignorance of one another's ways and by educating the people through geography it would be possible to promote goodwill between the different nationalities. They found that in living in one place they felt an attachment for it and so this attach- ment had grown in him during twenty-two years in the district. After studying their own neighbourhood and their own problems they naturally thought of other lands with their prob ems. Therefore, the study of their own neighbourhood was an essential part of better understanding of other lands. In 1922 the Coliege was to have its jubilee and some, like himself, who owed it a great deal wished to see the jubilee celeb: ated with every possible dignity. They, therefore, de- sired to see the Society help to pro- duce a study of the neighbour hood in a 1 possible aspects. years men had puTsued the study or tne neigu- bourhood, among whom were Professors Bryner Jones, Stapledon, E. A. Lewis, W. J. Pugli, J. Lloyd Williams, 0. T. Jones, Messrs R. D. Laurie, F. S. Wright, C. L. Wa. ton, W. E. Whitehouse, R. U. Sayce, J. Jc-nos- Griffith, Dr. Stanley Smith, Miss R M. F em- ing, and others. In his lecture he wou'd try to make a sketch of the neighbourhood in its relation to man. The district was .bounded by the sea with high hills be- hind. Instead of sharp ridges as they found in Northern Wales. they found the hills wita bro.ad backs forming a high plateau inland sending out spurs towards the coast which were covered with gcrse and bracken. On the high plateau there were remains of trees. j t might have been covered with for- estsx a word meant to describe a wild dis- trict, and the moet abundant tree-s were the ash, oak, thorn. There were no trees on the ridges, but only in the slopes and in the val- leys. They found abundant traces of early life in the camps, ridge rows, stone circles, buried mounds, and standing stones which serve as memorials to antiquity and they were all on the hills. In investigating human identity they could n: t find much about life in this part of the world until a few centuries before the Romans, 1 there was wnpistakable evidence that a line of communication existed between Britain Find the eastern Mediterranean at least 2,000 years before the birth of Christ. An ornament made of Irish gold vras found aii Troy-a town which was probably forgotten before Homer's Troy was built. In those tar off times Ireland played a great part in the trade of the world, traders coming frum far. off countries for the gold which Ireland was noted for at the time and the country became a centre of civilisation with many connections extending to Wales. An extracrd-nary number of prehistoric camps probably of the Iron age ■■ere in North Cardiganshire which may pess- ibly be accounted for by the presence of lead mines, Wales ought to ttike a great pride in its folk tales and he would like to see a university press publishing them- The folk tales revealed the mo(le of life on the moorland as contrasted with invad- ing Iron Age life in the valleys, and no folk tales could compare with the Welsh for naturalness and truth. A hoard of RJ)man coins was discovered at Ca,pell Bangor, and led one to think the Romans used a North to South road west of the mountains. A line of communication between North and South Wa-'es, running down the west sde of the country has ever since been a first, class need of Wales. Ireland, untouched by the- Roman's- and saved from the chaos when the Roman Empire fell came to relieve the broken west of Europe. The Irish priests came over and landed at St. David's which became a holy city and the centre of Christi&nity. One of the subordinate centres was Llan- ba;iarn wh c i took. ts name from saint "Padarn" who became the Celtic apostle in these parts. There were evidences of the early Christian life in two stcne crosses now placed in the Church one of the ninth or tenth century and an older one, going back to prehistoric times—whiah were in the South transept. In Norman times strategic points on the line of communicrition above-named were fortified by earth works and traces could be seen at Lian- dre and Tanycasto'l where existed one of the finest Norman earth works in this part of the country. It is almost certain that this was the origina1 Castedl Aberystwyth. It was not until the beginning of tiie thirteenth century that they found traces of the town of Aberystwyth, the beginning of tiie thirteenth century that they found traces of the town of Aberystwyth, perhaps prior to that time people dwelt inland to keep clear of the pirates who infected the coast. Once piracy was lessened the town was bui;t-the inhabitants being employed in the making of material for the use of the Castl. and also in fishing. The Castle now in ruins was probably not the first castle built, and the town grew round it. The town was surrounded, by walls which had gates at the foot of Great and of Little Darkgate-street respectively. Aberystwyth remained of value as the placa which gathered up the roads from the South to go up to North Wales as well as because of its eastward cconnactions. At the end of the seventeenth century and beginning of the; e-'ghteenth century Britain enormously ex- tended its sea trade and Aberystwyth became a place of importance in relation to ship- building and foreign trade. That feature of the tiwn .had disappeared, but it left traces to be seen in the ^number of mem from the town going to sea and becoming ships officers and engmerire. The shipbuilding craft brought the furniture craft with it and Wa'es was noted for its oak furniture. With the revival of Welsh nationality, Aberystwyth, an the hnk between north and south west of the hills wh'teh protected it from England, had berx>mo more and more a centre of expres- sion for the Welsh people. The Chairman proposed a vote of thanks to Professor Fleure for his excellent lecture and thig was ageed to with acclamation. I
.WOMEN IN BUSINESS.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS. LADY RHONDDA AND CO-OPERATION. A meeting was held in London this week of the Efficiency Club for the promotion of greater efficiency and co-operation among business and professional women. One of the aims of the club is the admission of women into British Chamber of Commerce. Lady Rhondda, president of the Club, who occupied the chair, said the club was the only centre of its kind in existence, and their policy would be one of co-operation, not only between business and professional women, but also betweem man and women in the business world especially. Men had been very generous and helpful to Women; who had reason to be grateful for the way men had behaved. They had stood by women and had been prepared to judge them on the test of efficiency. The appeal of the club would be made to the whole of the country. The position of women had grown very much in recent years in business life, and they were now suffering from not being able to keep in touch with one another. While in most of the professions everyone entered at the same gate, this was not the case in busi- ness life, and for a long while she had per- sonally felt the need ror some kind of organ. isation to bring women in their various spheres together. The tendency for oo-operation was a modern one, and was' to be seen in the closer confederation of tabour, -and sim- ilar bodiefs. She thought, she had found a sound basis in promoting tJhe Efficiency Club on the principle that unity was strength.
liLANYCRWYS ANTIQUARIAN—The pariah of Llanvcrwys has the distmction of possessing one of the oldest inscribed stones in the county. When the present stable buildings of Llanycrwye Vicarage were being buirlt- about 20 years ago, a stone, presvimaibly a foundation stone, was Idisoovored at a depth of about six feet. On it was the date 1374. It was discovered on the site of rm old mill. The field is called Cae'rfelin to this day and the mill according to tradition was called Felin.cwn-bleiddiaid (the "Mill of the Wolfhounds.") A pack of hounds was probably kept by the Lord of the I Manor for the extinction of wolves which haunted the wooded valleys amd the rocks of I Craigtwrch; and for the maintenance of these hounds, a certain toll of oorn was levied I annually on the tenants. The stone has re- cently been built into the wa^l of a small building attached to Llanycrwys Church, thai inscription being in new.
Talybont Sessions. MOTOR CYCLE COLLIDES WITH SHEEP. A Talybont Sessions on Tuesday before J. T. Morgan, David Jones, and Dr. James, Esqrs., John Leo Field, Edward-road, Balsall Heath, ntrmingham, was summoned by Supt. Phillips, Aberystwyth, far having driven a motor cyclë lo the danger of the public at Eglwysfach on September 6th.—Mr. T. O. Hughes, Aberystwyth, defended and pleaded not guilty.—David Evans, farm servant at Morben Mawr Farm, said he was in charge of a flock of 124 sheep on September 6th and was driving them aong the load near Eglwys- fach, in the direction of Derwenlas. When near the Vicarage he saw a motor cycle and side car approaching at a dangerous rate. The cyclist was coming from the direction of Machynlleth at about twenty miles per hour. The foremost sheep were just on top of a hill and the motor cyc'e ran into the middle of the flock, injuring five of the sheep which had got entangled underneath the side car. Witness managed to extract them and found two of them so seriously injured that they had to be slaughtered. They were Wel-sh ewes and the driver of the motor cycle could have aeen the flock about sixty yards from the spot. Mr. H. H. Hughes, Machynlleth, was on the road at the time. When the motor cycle and sidecar wag coming along the road Hughes, who was ahead of the flock of sheep, raised his hand up and rang the bell on the Dicycle which he had dismounted. Although the motor cycle was stopped, defendant did not dismount and offer to help in getting the t sheep from under the car. Witness took the number of the motor cyc*e and accused said nothing.—Cross-examined: He was driving the sheep from Llanbadarn to Morben Mawr, a distance of sixteen miles. It was usual for one man and a. dog to drive a flock of sheep for a long distance. He was about fifteen yards away from the sheep which were run ftvpr T-Ta- fihmicrV»+ fWAnfv milpc An Krvn*. a .¡ dangerous speed on the main road. After the accident the motor bicycle remained undam- aged. He did not notice that the lady who was in the side-car had a baby in her arms. i Defendant did not wipe the dust off the num- i ber plate so that he could take the number; neither did defendant's wife offer him a pencil to write it down. Mr. Horace Hedley Hughes, painter, Mach- ynlleth, said that when he got to the top of the hill at Eglwysfach, having passed the flock of sheep, he saw the motor cycle coming along the road at a dangerous rate of from fifteen to twenty miles an hour. He raised his hand and rang his bell in order to draw the de- fendant's attention, but he did not take any notice. He saw the motor cycle running into the flock of sheep and he returned and helped. When he told defendant he had rung his bell defendant said he did not hear it.—Cross- examined He was certain that defendant was driving at a dangerous rate. He cou d have seen the sheep fifty yards before he got to the. flock.-The Chairman: Is there any sign in Eglwysfach to warn drivers of vehicles? It was imperative that notices should bt put up.—John Leo Field, defendant, saif1. be was a salesman in Birmingham, He was coming to Aberystwyth for his holiday and started about eight a.m. that morning. His wife, who was in the 6ide-car( held her child of three 'years in her arms. He had driven cars, trac- tors, and lorries for a year previous to join- ing the army and had never had a oorriplaint as to his driving before. He was unable to see the sheep until he was on them as they were on the other side of the hill.-Mrs. G. Field said she was with her husband in the side-car on the day of the accident.—Mr. T. C. Hughes said it was not a case of negligence, but it was a pure accident.—A fine of 23 in- clusive of costs was imposed. Mr. D. A. Lloyd, school attendance officer, summoned Edwin Jones, Tyddir Cottage, Llandre, for neglecting to send his child to school.-An order for the child to attend regularly was made.
LLANDYSSUL. FOOTBALL.—Llandyssul town team went to New Quay on Saturday and, in an excellent game, defeated Tutorial School team by two goals to nil. CONCERT. — A presentation concert was given at Llwynrhydowen, on Friday, when Mr Herbert Jones, rural postman. Morfa House, was presented with a sum of money subscribed by the inhabitants of Pobtshaen ain-d di&tr|cit on the occasion of his leaving after seventeen yea. faithful services to take up another route. Songs and reflations were given and an address was given by the Rev Alderman T. A. Thomas, Mr. Penry Lewis (sanitary inspector), Mr J. R. Thomas (C.M., Pontishaen), Mr D. Jones (Pontshaen Stores), and the Rev. E. O. Jenkins, all of whom spoke in the highest terms of Mr Jones's honesty, punctuality, and devotion to duty. Mr Jones received a similar honour from the inhabi- tants of Talgareg a week ago. OBITUARY. The death took place on Wednesday week of Mrs Jennie Jones, 9, Charles Street, at the age of fifty-eight years. Deceased was the widow of Mr Thomas Jones, coach.builder. Interment was made on Friday at the Church BuriaJ Ground. The Rev. T. A. Thomas officiated at the house and the Rev. T. Madoc Jones at the Church and grave- side. OBITUARY. — The death fpok place --on Wednesday week of Miss Elizabeth Evans, Tivy Cottage, after three days' illness. De- ceased for many years was housekeeper to the late Rev. G. Jenkins, a former vicar of the parish. On the Friday following her mortal remains were laid to rest at Hcnllan Church Burial Ground. The Rev. T. Madoc Jones offiicated at the house and the Rev. J. Davies, rector of Bangor Teify and Henllan, at the Church and graveside. WEDDING —A prettjy wedding took place on Friday at Pantydefaid of Capt. Willie Davies, M.R.C.V.S., Nantremenin, and Miss Lena Evans, Glanrafon, youngest daughter of Mrs Evans and the late Mr D. G. Evans, Allt- trodyn Arms. The bride, who was smai-tly attired in a steel grey costume and a cream, picture hat, was given away by her cousin I (Mr J. Thomas, Clettwr Vale). The brides- m&ids were dressed in navy blue costumes with hats to match. They were the Misses S. J. Davies (bridegroom's sister) and A. Thomas, Clefltwr Vale (cousin). The best man was Dr. Henry Davies, M.B., Blaengwynfi (Glam.) The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Alderman T. A. Thomas, pastor. The break- fast was partaken of at Porth Hotel, where a reception was held later in the day, and the happy pair left for London. WOMEN'S CLUB. A Women's Club and ReaAing Room was opened on Monday in the National School Recreation Room. The Tofin. secretary is Mrs M. Price, Potft Office. PERSONAL.-M.is Howell Davies, organist and pianist, Clifton Terrace, has successfully undergone an operation for a serious internal complaint Et Dr. Brook's Private Hospital, Swansea, and is making progress towards re- covery. CONCERT.—A benefit concert was given at Saron, Llangeler, on Wednesday week. The artistes were Miss Hannah Williams, Clydach- on-Tawe; Miss Beatrice Hughes, Swansea; M Todd Jones, Treorky; and Mr. Myrddin Evans, Llanelly. The chair was taken by Mr T. M. Jones, manager of the L. C. and M. Bank, Newcastle Emlyn. The accompanist was Miss Johns, A.L.C.M., Pencader. RESIGNATION.—The Rev. H. Jones, B.A., B.D., the poet-vicar of Llangeler, has sent his resignation to the Lord Bishop. A limited number of a small pamphlet, of Welsh verses he read at the Pe-nbcyr and Llangeler Mem. oriaJ Service to fallen heroes, has been issued. These verses by the Vicar are very readable and full of pathetic touches.
llANAFAN. WOMEN'S INSTITUTE.—The result of 'the button hole-making competition at the Insti- tuta on Tuesday was as fol;ows:-Butt-on hole i nstiff material. 1 (bead necklace, given by the Oountess of Lisburne), Miss Margaret Jones2 (ditto). Mrs Howell; 3 (ditto), Mrs John Evans. Button hole in thin material: 1 (bead necklace, given by the Countess of Ls- burne), Mrs Howell; 2 (ditto), Miss Ann Jones: 3 (ditto), Mrs John Evans. Miss Williams, Gasgced, was judze and her awards gave preat satisfaction. On Tuesday afternoon Miss Dinah Evans. University College, Aberystwyth, gav* demop-gtrations of Danish farmhouse recipes for vegetable cooking, two of which—beetroot steak and "Queen Alexandra's Nightcap" were delicious and were iVj.cIi enjoyed by all at th" "tea which followed the demonstrations. Miss Evans was one of the deputation who went to Denmark to see the different methods car- ried on in dairying and agriculture "generally. Miss Evans was heartily thanked by Mrs Crawley-Bpevey for her demonstrations.
LLANILAR. MART—Messrs D. I. Rees and Evans, Aber- ystwyth conducted the monthly mart on Saturday. The supply was not very large, but the number of forward store cattle was mu¡f.1 Improved. The whole atock was dis- posed of at satisfactory prices.
THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HOUNDS
THE PLAS MACHYNLLETH HOUNDS will meet Tuesday, December 9. at Caeceinach (fox). Thursday, December 11, at GeUigenfawr (hare) Saturday, Deoember 13, a^ Talywern. at 10 a.m. each day. i
Oro A twinge ?-ouch f- touch of the old trouble ? Get the Kruschen habit and good bye, gout I Half a teaspoonful in hot water before breakfast — every morning Of all Chemists 1/6 per bottle. All British c/ttd'. JafII. i "Tg
- II. CORTbT AT ABERYSTWYTH.
II. CORTbT AT ABERYSTWYTH. VISIT Or FAMOUS PIANIST. Aberystwy was greatly bpnoured cm Thursday by a wsit from the world-faumd French pianist, M. Alfred Cortot, who gave a recitai. at the Parish Hall. The visit was ia the nature of a t.eat and the enormous crowd which assembled to hear M. Cortot was in it- self sufficient proof that botfti the town and College appreciated the famous pianist's gen- erosity in giving his time to visit the tows. M. Cortot is undoubtedly the greatest of *&e few great pianists living—his interpretafacaa being typical of the integrity, the clears and refmement of tlie French school. His technique was a revelation and the enlightew- BMSt of the player showed that we in thit country cou d leam a good deal from oar French allies. It could also be said with equal force that it was pleasant to feel that a great mind like that of M. Cortot could re- ceive inspiration from a Welsh audience. ThO gratitude of those present waa manifest hj rapt attention and we hope it wiU not be long before M. Cortot pays another visit to Aberystwyth. Prof. Zimmem, speaking in French aaid:— Mesdajnes and Messieurs. J'aurais bien voulw garder dans le silence l'echo de ce que noVF avous entendu dans ce moment naift devoir, qui est aussi \1& ^'offrir a M. OoHot metre admiration^ irespeot^e. Nous sommes tres sensitles a t 1'onneur qu'il nous a faitJ en venant cheat I nous, en venant du centre même de 1& via artistique de la France au centre de tout ce qu'il y a de plus Galloos dans notre pays do I. Galles. Le pays de Galles, Monsieur, est ma petit pays, quoiqu' on peut y passer as ea da temp, dans le dhemia-de-fer. Mais e'est n* petit pays avec tune grande am#, vam I feme vibrante ett palpitaate pour tout ce- qui eat beau, et sp^da/ement pour la. musique. J'ose esperer, Moosieuif, que voue aval sentiment d'avoir trouve parmi nous, neo settlement un accueil venant du fond même de noe coeurs, mais aussi une ataaoephere propiee votre genie exquisL En vous saluant nous ne vous disons pas adieu, nous to* soilhaitons ardemment, Au Revoir. After Professor Zimmern's speech, IId. Barbier made a few explanatory remarks about- the character of the programme, and Mr. Gethin Williams, president of the musical branch of the U.C.W., and Miss Beatrice Voonnor also spoke. M. Cortot gave the following programme:—Obopjn. Studies aaA Polonaise; Schumann's Carnival"; yr-C" Prelude Choral and Fugne"; Chabrier "Dm, bussy" and "Saint Saena" (the last groap 70- presented the French modern school). He the gave Schubert's "Litany," in memory of so students who had laid down their lives Lieut. Lloyd Jones sang the "Marseillaise" in French.
RHYDYPENMAU EX.SOLDIERS — A meeting of ex-soldiers or the district was held at Rhydypennau Comxrf School, on Friday, to consider the advisability of forming a branah of one of the clube formed amongst ex-soldiers. There was aboai 25 man present. Mr D. Hamer, vvho was voted to the chair, explained tbe benefit* die- rived from joining a club rind strongly f-- cured forming a branch in the district. Sev- eral others spoke in the same strain and ia was ultimately resolved to form a post of th* Comrades of the Great War, and Mr W. Hughes, Ty Capel, was appointed secretary pro. tern. The men were elated to find thafc a Y.M.C.A. hut is to be erected in the neigi6- bourhood. They allspoke in eulogistic terrnm of the good work dflfce in these huts durine the war and their indebtedness fer- tbeir comforts during their severe trieu afr the fronts. They all pledged tihemselvee to support the institution. Collectors have b- appointed from amongst ex-service -toen to solicit contributions toward the establishment of the hut.
LlANFAHtCLYDOCAQ. ANCIENT MANSION. There is an inter- esting fact connected with the history of Llaa- fair Clydogau, of which very few even of tbe inhabitants of the parish seem to be aware. fit is well known that a stately mane son one* stood on the site now occupied by the faim buildings of Llanfair Fawr. It was inhabited for. rmmy years by a family bearing the nana of Johnes. Several members of this 'family have from time to time held high office ia political and civil life. In particular Walter Johnes held high office in Parliament in the reign of Henry VIII., when an Act was passed to determine, define and constitute the coontis of Wales. This task was entrusted to this Welsh minister, bemg conversant with the geographical features and ancient boundaries of Wales. The interesting fact in connection with this is that Mr Johnes left London with a friend, presumably 'the Lord Chancellor, wd came to Llahfatr. They set to work and this, task was performed and completed within tJra walls of this anciemt mansion of Llanfair.
CCLLAN- WEDDING.—At Noddfa Baptist Chapel, am Saturday, the 29th November, Mr Daniel Davies, tho youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Evan Davies, Bachystarn, Llancrwys, wan married to Miss Mary Rees, the youscgaofc daughter of Mr Benjamin Rees, Glantivy, Cell an. The ceremony was performed by 4b* Rev. Daniel Jones, minister, in the^presence of the Registrar. AU wish the new1^-ntVTie& couple long life and happiness. J
LATEST MARKETS GRAIN. Hereford, Wednesday.—Good attendance. Wheats inquired for at fixed rates—75s 6d to. 76s on rail. A halt in the barley trade caused prices to fall by 4s to 5s per quarter on the, week. Oats unchanged at 56s to 60 for feed lots. Beans are rather easier, the value beiag about 106s per quarter. Millers' offals very scarce. CATTLE. Hereford, Wednesday.—A small market, bag a fair number of store cattle. Distinct iam- provement, all round, specially noticeable im the cattle, calf, and pig trade. Compared with a month ago store cattle were PA to C& and JE4 per 'head more. Calves, mainly se- cured by butchers, were short, and advanced considerably—smaill calves £3 to 25, and nies medium grown lots S7 to JE12 10s; no over- grown lots. Good milkers few, and made late rates, being firm for anything good. Few sheep, and, though not a fast trade, prices went up 5s per head, according to quality* Pigs a still better trade, stores being in cle- mand, and making 45s to 60s for small lots I and up to E7 13s for strong stores; more than usual were graded fat. Totals: Fat cattle 63, store 409; milkers 19; fat calves 34, store 25; -fat sheep and lambs 283; store 210; fat pigm 39, store 204. WHOLESALE FRUIT. Hereford, Wednesday-Some 1,250 lots of variable quality, and rates down on the week —ordinary cookers 3s to 6s 6d per pot (56Ib)r Tom Putts 5s to 8s 6d, Warner's King- 9s 6d to lis 6d.. Bramleys 118 6d, Annie Elizabeths 12s 6d to £1, Princess Pippins 9s 6d to 12s 6d, Kinp- Pippins 10s 6d to 13s, and Blenheims 9& to 15C POULTRY. Hereford, W edncsda.y-Appro:lhing 300 TotB. and an "improved trade on last week's drop. good-class stuff selling well. Coekerels 10s to 15s up to £ 1 per couple, pulletr, 10s to 12s dittos hens 7s to 12s 'and 16s ditto, chickens 106 18s per couple, small birds 5s upwards ditto, ducks lis to 19s ditto, geese 12s 6d to 16s each. In the dressed department a fair supply and. moderate demand. Rates- Chickens 2s per 11:. wholesale, 2s 4d retail; boiling fowls Is and Is 3d, ducks Is lOd and 2s wholesale 2s and 2s 3d retail; geese Is 4d and Is 6d. retail M- More eggs at 5d wholesale, and 5d retail, (controlled.)
(Continued from previous column.) not penetrate Bafinnuth's defence, and tha final result came with the score:— Barmouth, 2; Machynlleth, O. Mr. Sam Williams, Penrliyndeudradh. vmo rflferee. Basraiouth played ii much better game on Saturday than at home the previous Saturday. Machynlleth was too confident of winaing after drafcring at Barmouth. In the second round Barmouth has been drawn to flu Portmadoc (away). WELSH RUGBY UNION, ABER. COLL. v. LAMPETER COLL. This match, was regarded as the event of the season and drew a large crowd on ttt Coll ground where many historic struggles have been waged between the two CoIlegef The game creatied enthusiasm as the hews team were determined to wipe out the reverse sustained in a previous e»oounter at Lampeter when one of the best of the Aberystwy-h players had the misfortune to fracture Us right leg. Throughout, the gsttne was marked by swiftness, and the encounter proved oie of the finest seen on the Coil field for scue years. Aberystwyth possesses a pack of for- wards wfno would be formidable oppcnejts to any side in Wales and thefr passing at times on Saturday was very pretty. If <ne shone above the others it was W. Lewis vho should certainly get his cap this year. Roberts at full-back was a pillar of, strength to -his si do, his fauhless- Vaying ieing much lad- mired. The cefcvtre t-hroe.jjtoarters were^' a little on the weak side, bat' the wings *ere really good. In the ha'f-back line W. T. j Davies and1 Hoare combined well. Lampeter on fihl- occasion met a superior team, nrt they were distinctly unlucky once or twice In, failing to improve on a good position, 'he, forwards faided to heel the ban clearly tod as a result the backs had no real chance of showing their progress. On the whole A)ex- j ysttwyth fully deservod the win. Lampeter: kicked off before a gtod crowd; and Aber im. med.afefy* attacked. Ifa fadf, in th irst minute the forwards were conspicuous in a good rush which resulted in O. L. Jones crossing in the corner. A few mfintes liter W. T Davies receiving from scrum bJoke through and transferred' to Sal/er; who jave to James, and the latter after a goocf ;fu/n passed to W. Lewis who beat the full->ack and scored in a favourable position. The kick for goal failed, Lampeter now pnssod near the homesters' line, and from a rialee >ne ol their forwards bcotocL The g-anu be- came very fast and Arver once more assimed: the aggressive, A score again resulted from W. J. James, from (a forward rush. HALF-TIME. Aberystwyth Spits. Lampeter ta. It was obvious that Lampeter were n<w a beateffi side as time and again the Aber forwards headed rushes to tfhe visitors' line. Lewis, 'the burly forward, being always n the picture. Aber indulged in a few boute of passing, but the centres were not in forn and continually mulled passes with the resul; tfhat all attempts to score were nullified. Lanpoter then attacked on the homesters' lines, bit were soon driven back, and from a serum, W. T Davies receded and gave to Mata pavies, who after a fine individual effort saored in the corner. R. J. Griffiths added to the score after a fine run. Later from a pass from Lewis, W. T. Davies dropped a neat goal. Time was then called with the toor& FULL-TIME Aberystwyth 19pts. Lampeter. 3FOts The teams were— Aberystwyth—Full.haek, W. G. Egberts; three quarter backs, G. Reea, F. D. Coles, Mata Davies, R. J. Griffiths; Ulf-backs, D. T. Davies (Capt.) G. Hoare; forwards, W. J Jones, W. Lewis, D. Salter, W. F. 0. Price, O. L. Jbnes, W. J. 'James, J. It. W. Jenkins and D. J. Griffiths. IlMnpetar—Full-bac$• Dajis Davies; three quarter backs, Gil Harris (Capf.) EvMM, E. H. Jones, E. Evans; half backs, T. K. Davies, G. Williams; forwards, C. G. Prothero, C. Lewis, B. Lloyd, S. V. Lort, T. A. K Phillips, W. Williams, E. Jones Price, and D. R. Evans. UNIVERSITIES AND WELSH CLUBS. A sub-oommittee af the Welsh Rugby: Union met representatives of the Aberystwyth, Lampeter, Carmarthen, and Cardiff Univer. sities focfcbail clubs at the Queein's Ifutel, Cardiff on November 27th, to discuss the' possibility of arranging fixtures between a combined team from tihe Collages and Walsh leadipg olubs. It was decided to ask Cardiff to play the Colleges team 4t Cardiff -on!, December 17th, and,, to make a similar request i to Swansoo. for a game at Swansea on the following day. i The represent-atives of the Colleges subse- I quent-ly selected the following as their team-1 Bade, Hugh Jonas, Cardiff and Llanelly; three quarters. R. J. Griffiths (Aberywtwytb), E. J. Thomas (Cardiff and Gowerton), R. A. Andrews (Carmarthen and Swansea), and G. Roes (Aberystwyth); ha\f-backs, W. E. Allin (Car- diff and Noatih) and Gwyn Lewis (Cardiff and: Carmarthen); forwards, W. Lewis. D. Salter; ldris Jonas (Aberystwyth), W. J. Joneg (Carmarthen), G. G. ProUieroe, 0. G. Lewis, Bert Iiloyd (Lampeter), and A. E. Beith (Cardiff and Pontypridd).